What is Fall Armyworm?
Fall Armyworm (FAW) is a chronic pest in Eastern and Southern Africa and can cause severe damage to grass and forage crops. Its scientific name is derived from its feeding habits Spodotera frugiperda. The damage varies in appearance and severity according to the type of grass and management practices. The pest can wreak havoc on crops if left to multiply.
Hon. Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister for Food and Agriculture on behalf of the president, President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Inaugurated a seven member Board of the Cocoa Marketing Company (GH) Limited at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Head Office on 5th September, 2017.
Hon. George Oduro, Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture in charge of Horticulture yesterday inaugurated a nine member Advisory Board of the Green Label Foundation at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Head Office, Accra. The Advisory Board is made up of the following;
Ghana will from next week host a team of European Union (EU) Auditors who are coming to appraise the export certification system of Ghana. This is to evaluate and make recommendation to the EU Plant and Food Safety Committee on whether Ghana is compliant with all ISPM for the ban of five vegetable to be lifted. This was disclosed by Hon. George Oduro, Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture in charge of Horticulture at the inauguration of the Green Label Foundation Advisory Board at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Head Office.
Ghana Government and her Equatorial Guinean counterpart have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help facilitate growth and development of agriculture in their respective countries.
The two countries have agreed to exchange ideas and resources as well as build entrepreneurial skills in areas of agro processing and value addition
The Minister of Food and Agriculture of Ghana, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto signed on behalf of Ghana whilst the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Livestock of Equatorial Guinea, Hon. Victor Grange Mehile, signed on behalf of his country.